At a press conference held at the Hospice Care Center Friday, Christy Whitney, president and CEO of Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, announced the organization will become HopeWest.
"For years Hospice has been evolving into an organization that does far more than just hospice and palliative care," stated Whitney.
"We believe this new name will break stereotypes of the kinds of care we offer to the community."
Although the entire organization will be referred to as HopeWest, the hospice program will still be named Hospice Western Colorado.
"Changing our name is just another step in this process of evolution," stated Whitney. "We do all that we can to provide the compassionate care the community needs for our friends and families. This new name will reflect that we are more than just hospice. HopeWest really encompasses all the programs we have to offer."
HopeWest offers many programs and services to the community. The new name will be integrated into most of the program's identities:
• Hospice Western Colorado
• HopeWest Palliative Care
• HopeWest Grief Support
• HopeWest Kids
• Heirlooms for Hospice (soon to open in Delta)
• Spoons bistro and bakery
• Artful Cup
Whitney finished her speech: "While our organization is evolving and the word 'hospice' no longer describes it all, we want to remind everyone that our mission as a local non-profit is the same. We are and will always be dedicated to profoundly changing the way our community experiences serious illness and grief one family at a time."blog comments powered by Disqus